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Erica Kermani (b. 1983, Los Angeles; New York City) is an Iranian-Jewish queer femme artist, educator, and community organizer.  Her work focuses on collective care, rituals for resistance, and technological sovereignty. By creating speculative fictions and alternative histories, she puts forth her vision of liberation and transformative healing.  She has presented her work internationally at spaces including Mona Bismark American Center (Paris), the Science Gallery Dublin, and Musée des Arts Decoratif. Erica has designed and executed curriculum, research and public programs at organizations including Community Tech NY, Digital Equity Lab, Data & Society, and Eyebeam, and is adjunct faculty at Parsons the New School where she teaches about ancestral and emerging technologies.  She is also co-founder of the festival Radical Networks (organizer, 2015-2019), a Board Member of Global Action Project (GAP), and a member of Raha Feminist Collective.  Erica holds a BA in Visual Arts (Media/Computing) and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego and an MFA in Design and Technology from the Parsons School for Design (NYC/Paris).

Interview in Temporary Art Review: "Using New Tools" by J. Soto

Contact: @farsiforeplay
ekermani@fastmail.com

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